A story in the Kansas City Star today raises a really good point. Will female superheroes ever get their glory?
[KANSAS CITY STAR:] Wonder Woman, we need you!
As it stands, nearly all female superhero flicks make our crime-fighting sistas look laughably pathetic. Consider these disasters: "Supergirl" (Helen Slater), "Elektra" (Jennifer Garner) and "Catwoman" (a hissably bad Halle Berry).
None won over audiences or critics, and the reason is obvious: All were rotten.
The only time we see female superheroes truly living up to their potential is when theyâ€™re lumped into an ensemble cast. "The X-Men" and "The Fantastic Four" are prime examples, with women matching brains and brawn with their male counterparts. Read more.
If anyone is capable of giving up a strong, capable superheroine, it's Joss (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Whedon, who is reportedly developing a feature-length Wonder Woman. 'Till then, it's a really good question to ponder.